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What is Myopia?

Myopia, more commonly known as short-sightedness, is a common eye condition that causes objects in the distance to appear blurred, while close objects are often seen clearly.

The most common treatment for myopia is prescribed glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision. However, patients who no longer want to rely on spectacles or are unable to use contact lenses may wish to consider laser eye surgery instead.

At Optegra, we always aim to offer our patients a variety of treatment options so that they can choose which one is right for them:

  • Laser eye surgery: The most common treatment for any patients not wishing to wear glasses or contact lenses.
  • Clarivu lens replacement: As a technically-advanced development of cataract surgery, a lens replacement aims to provide a permanent solution to myopia.
  • Phakic ICL (implantable contact lens): A surgical procedure in which a lens is placed in your eye between your natural lens and iris, or between the iris and cornea.

Book a one-to-one consultation with one of our highly-trained ophthalmic specialists to see which procedure is right for you. We will give you a unique assessment and help you decide on your best treatment options.


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